Folklore Festival Chushka-prаzhka

The popular traditional festival in Borovets "The Magic of Rila Mountain" will have a new fresh start. This summer the festival will be "reborn" as an International Folklore Festival "Chushka-prazhka" and will be held on 29th of July.

The organizers from the "Harlekin" association and the Municipality of Samokov have chosen the emphasis to be a competition for non-professional folk performers. The jury will include folk performers like Daniel Spasov, Milen Ivanov and Guna Ivanova. The winners will be chosen by jury vote and audience vote.

A culinary landmark of the region gives the name of the festival "Chushka-prazhka". Pieces of bacon and raw peppers are placed on skewers cut from hazelnuts, which are grilled. This technique will be demonstrated during the festival.

Those wishing to participate in the contest can register until July 21 at
The first festival day starts at 11.00 a.m. with a grand ceremony, and the award-winning participants will be announced at the gala concert on the second festival day.

The festival is accompanied by various events - a competition for the tastiest hot pepper; competition with questions about the history of the Samokov region; identifying herbs; pottery; painting and other fun activities for the guests.

The festival part will be recorded for broadcast on BNT.